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Thread: New knee pain

  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by BodhiTree View Post
    I always wonder why people struggle and fuss so with clipless. It seems to be such an expensive, high maintenance, and frustrating aspect of riding.

    Would something like this http://www.treefortbikes.com/product...m-Pedals,.html ever be fashionable enough to consider?
    I really like clipping in with my Frogs and don't find them frustrating at all. When I road-ride on even good platform pedals I've a lot of knee pain, and sometimes quad pain, that doesn't exist with my Frogs. Now, when I mtb that is a very different story, I roll with Sunringle Zuzu BMX pedals and love them for that purpose. Eventually I will probably start clipping in on the trails, but not THIS year. If ever, time will tell.

    Sadly Speedplay is moving away from Frogs and has a new MTB pedal they are starting to promote. I don't know if they are better, all I know is the Frogs work for me





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    Quote Originally Posted by BodhiTree View Post
    I always wonder why people struggle and fuss so with clipless. It seems to be such an expensive, high maintenance, and frustrating aspect of riding.

    Would something like this http://www.treefortbikes.com/product...m-Pedals,.html ever be fashionable enough to consider?
    I've been riding clipless since day 1 of my cycling hobby, so I don't think I could ever go back to non-clipless pedals. I like the power transfer you get with clipless.

    A quick update on my situation - I did a 32-mile ride yesterday morning wearing the new Sidi shoes...no other adjustments yet. I wanted to try the shoes again to see if the knee pain continues. It wasn't perfect, but certainly not as bad as it had been during the 2 previous rides. Maybe I just need a little "adjusting" time to get used to the new shoes? I did notice, however, that the bottoms of my feet were a tad bit tender....I think I need to look at a different insole because the stock Sidi one is way too flimsy and unsupportive. I plan on picking up a pair of Sole Slim Sport heat moldable insoles (which is what I have in my Northwave shoes) this weekend and see how that feels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BodhiTree View Post
    I always wonder why people struggle and fuss so with clipless. It seems to be such an expensive, high maintenance, and frustrating aspect of riding.

    Would something like this http://www.treefortbikes.com/product...m-Pedals,.html ever be fashionable enough to consider?
    I like the power transfer. I also like the ability to use my hamstrings for a little extra oomph when my quads start to tire, or for hills, etc. And I like not having to think about keeping my feet on the pedals. Most platforms don't have enough grip for my liking. I refuse to use toe cages. They seem dangerous to me.

    I do agree with you that it can be expensive and frustrating, though!
    At least I don't leave slime trails.
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